<chemistry> A rare variety of camphor, C10H17.OH, resembling ordinary camphor, from which it can be produced by reduction. It is said to occur in the camphor tree of Borneo and Sumatra (Dryobalanops camphora), but the natural borneol is rarely found in European or American commerce, being in great request by the Chinese.

Synonyms: Borneo camphor, Malay camphor, and camphol.

Origin: Borneo + -ol.

(01 Mar 1998)

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